Western Mass Pioneers Return Two
Chris Roswess and Jayme Kapinos
As the Western Mass Pioneers
continue to develop the 2012 team, two notable players return from the 2011
squad, Chris Roswess (University of Massachusetts/West Springfield High School)
and Jayme Kapinos (Southern New Hampshire University/Ludlow High School).
Chris Roswess has been a part of the Pioneers for the last two
seasons, playing at the outside half and the forward position. Since his freshman year, Chris has been a
consistent starter for the UMass Minutemen.
A 2007 graduate of West
Springfield High School where he was a two-time All-New England selection and
named the New England Division I MVP in 2007.
Chris was named to the All-Western Mass Second-Team as a freshman, and
the All-Massachusetts team as a sophomore.
He attended Bridgton Academy in 2007-08 where he also played
soccer. At West Springfield, Chris
scored 67 goals and added 23 assists, and tallied 24 goals and 9 assists at
Jayme Kapinos is
another local talent from Ludlow, MA.
Jayme had an accomplished playing career at Southern New Hampshire
University, playing defense and starting every game with the exception of 2
games in his freshman year. In 2011
Jayme achieved the Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference selection, the
Daktronics Second Team All-Region selection, and was selected to compete in the
NEISL Senior All-Star Game. Jayme
finished his career as the program’s all-time leader in games played (86). A 2007 graduate of Ludlow HS and a 2008
graduate of Avon Old Farms, Jayme helped lead AOF to a 16-1-2 record and the
NEPSAC Class A title in 2007. Jayme also
was a First Team All-Western Mass as a senior at Ludlow and helped the Lions to
a pair of Western Mass title games.
“It is important that we showcase local talent with our
organization. The local pride in soccer
that has been established in Ludlow and the surrounding communities is critical
to the success of the team and to our fans,” commented head coach Federico
The Western Mass Pioneers season opener is Friday, May 11th,
7:30pm at Lusitano Stadium versus the Seacoast United Phantoms, sponsored by
Big Y World Class Markets.
In addition to the home opener, the Pioneers will be hosting
a Fan Appreciation and Media Day against the Milford Lusitano Club on Sunday,
May 6th, 3:00pm at Lusitano Stadium.
There will be free admission as a “Thank You” to all the supporters and
fans of the club. Also, this gives the media
an opportunity to meet with the players and receive one on one time.